Connacht Rugby announce prop Greg McGrath as latest signing

Galway Daily sport Connacht Rugby announce prop Greg McGrath as latest signing
Greg McGrath. Photo Credit: Connacht Rugby/INPHO

Connacht Rugby has announced their latest signing with the addition of Greg McGrath, who is coming to the west from Leinster Rugby.

The 24 year old McGrath, who can play as either a tighthead or loose prop, made three appearances for Leinster, the first of which was against Connacht at the RDS last January.

He said that he was pleased to be signing his first professional contract with Connacht, noting that there is a strong history here of developing players, and giving them a chance to impress.

“So I hope to make a positive impact there. I’m looking forward to making the move to the West and see what the future has in store.”

Before joining Leinster McGrath was playing in the Energia All-Ireland League with Lansdowne RFC, and has also been capped for Ireland at the U-20 level.

Commenting on the announcement, Head Coach Andy Friend said “We’re really pleased to welcome Greg to Connacht Rugby. He will give us the added depth that we need at tighthead but his ability to play at loose is another boost too.

“He’s very highly regarded on the club scene and has made a good impression during his time at Leinster, so we’re looking forward to his arrival.”